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Required Coaches Training & Background Check

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time to our league. Please be sure to review and complete ALL requirements before the start of the season. Volunteers will not be allowed on the field until background check and certifcations are verifed.

Volunteers should take their time to review the Borough of River Edge Volunteer Handbook.

All Volunteer Coaches are required to complete the Rutgers SAFETY Certification. 

Go to for list of certification clinics in the area.  

All Volunteer Coaches are required to Undergo a Criminal Background Check! 

The Borough of River Edge Ordinance #1501 requires criminal background checks for River Edge volunteers involved with Borough sponsored programs or services involving minors. 

Follow the link to download the background check instructions.

If you have further questions contact Chief Mike Walker at 201-599-6314

All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among students athletes!

An online concussion training for coaches through the Center for Disease Control is required for all volunteer coaches

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports fact sheets specifically for coaches, for athletes and for parents are to be distributed to the appropriate group by each youth sport league every season

All Volunteer Coaches will be required to be trained in the use of the Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 AED which are located at KBG Field, Little League Fields, Roosevelt School Field and Cherry Hill School Field. Click the link for this training video CardiAcademy Courses

Step 1 - click link to CardiAcademyAED Training Video

Step 2 - Enter your name at beginning of on line training video so it can be printed on your certificate upon completion.

Step 3 - Complete online training video and once completed certificate comes up on your screen, using your browser's print function, print hard copy, print to a PDF, or screenshot.

Step 4 - Upload screenshot or PDF of the completed training page to Community Pass

All Volunteer Coaches are required to be trained in Children Abuse and Anti-Harassment and Discrimination.  



The MEL has developed two 15 minute training videos:

Once all Mandatory Courses are completed, you must upload to your account on Community Pass:

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